shipping containers

Studio H Launches Kickstarter Campaign To Build a Shipping Container Classroom at Berkeley’s REALM Charter School

Studio H Launches Kickstarter Campaign To Build a Shipping Container Classroom at Berkeley’s REALM Charter School

Regular readers of Inhabitat are likely to be familiar with Studio H. The high school design/build curriculum, which was founded by friend of Inhabitat Emily Pilloton, creates large-scale community

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UK Plans to Retrofit Shipping Containers from Amsterdam Into Housing to Help Fight Homelessness

UK Plans to Retrofit Shipping Containers from Amsterdam Into Housing to Help Fight Homelessness

Shipping container photo from Shutterstock Shipping containers offer a surprisingly versatile foundation for small-scale, sturdy homes - they're readily available, relatively inexpensive, and easy to

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Shipping Container-Inspired Homebox is a Tiny, Movable 3-Story Vertical Home

Shipping Container-Inspired Homebox is a Tiny, Movable 3-Story Vertical Home

Han Slawik based his Homebox on the shipping container model for its transport capabilities, universal dimensions and usefulness. But at the same time, wear, repair and maintenance of steel materials is

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Boxpark Shipping Container Mall to Pop Up in NDSM Shipyards in Amsterdam Next Year!

Boxpark Shipping Container Mall to Pop Up in NDSM Shipyards in Amsterdam Next Year!

Property investor and developer Corio is working in conjunction with Boxpark and London interiors and retail designer Brinkworth to design and build a pop-up shipping container mall in Amsterdam's

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Colorful Shipping Container Restaurants Pop Up in Southbank during the London Design Festival

Colorful Shipping Container Restaurants Pop Up in Southbank during the London Design Festival

Yalla Yalla is tucked away in a quiet corner of the Southbank Centre, where it serves Lebanese and other Middle Eastern street food to be eaten either on the move or in the outdoor seating area

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Koma Modular’s Live-Work Store in Lüneburg, Germany is Made from Recycled Shipping Containers

Koma Modular’s Live-Work Store in Lüneburg, Germany is Made from Recycled Shipping Containers

Czech company KOMA MODULAR's newest design store, located near the town of Lüneburg, Germany provides storage, office and sales space all in one compact building. The building is made from recycled

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London’s Movement Café is a Pop-Up Eatery Made From Recycled Shipping Containers by Greenwich Park

London’s Movement Café is a Pop-Up Eatery Made From Recycled Shipping Containers by Greenwich Park

With less than a month to go before the Olympics started, property developers The Cathedral Group asked Myerscough to design a cafe for the corner of a vacant industrial lot. Located directly next to the

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Ilan Dei Studio Opens a Shipping Container Pop-Up Store in Venice, CA

Ilan Dei Studio Opens a Shipping Container Pop-Up Store in Venice, CA

Ilan Dei Studio opened its new pop-up shop on July 28th in Venice, CA to sell the studio's designs as well as act as a community living room for the area. Built from three recycled shipping containers,

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Six Oaks is a Modern Yet Rustic Shipping Container Home in California

Six Oaks is a Modern Yet Rustic Shipping Container Home in California

Six Oaks was created by Modulus as a vacation getaway in heavily wooded site near Felton, CA. The simple design seeks for minimalism in terms of functionality, cost, material usage and day-to-day living.

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BEN’s Shipping Container Bike Shop Provides Hope Amid Gang Wars in South Africa

BEN’s Shipping Container Bike Shop Provides Hope Amid Gang Wars in South Africa

Andrew Wheeldon established BEN a decade ago in order to promote poverty alleviation and sustainable mobility for the 2014 World Design Capital's poorest residents. A non-profit organization that receives

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Modular Mazda Shipping Container Car Dealership To Be Built in Phases

Modular Mazda Shipping Container Car Dealership To Be Built in Phases

Recognizing they were designing a building to sell carbon intensive machinery, Site Specific wanted to make sure the building would be as eco-friendly as possible. The client also needed the dealership

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Google’s London Campus Features Ultra Flexible Shipping Container Working Spaces

Google’s London Campus Features Ultra Flexible Shipping Container Working Spaces

Google Campus is a seven story co-working and event space in the center of London's tech hub, otherwise known as Silicon Roundabout. The co-working facility provides office space for Google employees and

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Solar-Powered Restaurant Aan Zee Rests Lightly in the Dunes in the Netherlands

Solar-Powered Restaurant Aan Zee Rests Lightly in the Dunes in the Netherlands

Completed in 2011, Restaurant Aan Zee provides an outpost for beach-goers, kite-surfers and mountain bikers to the Oostvoorne area. The building also displays information about the Dutch countryside and

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Upcycled Shipping Containers Transformed into Modern Spaces By WhiteCrate

Upcycled Shipping Containers Transformed into Modern Spaces By WhiteCrate

Shipping containers are being given a revamp by WhiteCrate, a UK-based company that transforms the old structures into these brilliant pop-up event spaces. The containers begin as ready-built structures

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6 Brilliant Studios Perfect For The Eco Artist

6 Brilliant Studios Perfect For The Eco Artist

Green-Roofed Weaving Studio in Washington Located on the San Juan Islands in Washington is this gorgeous weaving studio designed by Prentiss Architects. Topped off with a grass-covered roof, the spacious

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GAD is a Mobile Shipping Container Gallery For Traveling Art Exhibitions

GAD is a Mobile Shipping Container Gallery For Traveling Art Exhibitions

GAD was built from ten normal shipping containers by MMW architects for a client who wanted a semi-temporary gallery space that could be moved to different locations. The whole project can be

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Mobile Growtainers Provide Controlled Environments for Farming in Shipping Containers

Mobile Growtainers Provide Controlled Environments for Farming in Shipping Containers

GreenTech Agro Inc., managed by Glenn Behrman, a 40-year veteran of the horticulture industry who founded The Plant Shed in NYC, recently announced the launch of the “Growtainer” project, a new

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Solar-Powered SPACE Shipping Container Office Produces Twice as Much Energy as it Consumes

Solar-Powered SPACE Shipping Container Office Produces Twice as Much Energy as it Consumes

SPACE stands for Solar Powered Adaptive Containers for Everyone and that's exactly what they are. The 140 square foot off grid structure comes with 20 rooftop solar panels that provide up to 350 kWh of

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Zigloo Domestique Shipping Container House is Up for Sale in Canada!

Zigloo Domestique Shipping Container House is Up for Sale in Canada!

Built out of 8 shipping containers, Zigloo Domestique is a 3 story, 3 bedroom, 2 bath house in the suburbs of Victoria, Canada. The basement contains a large open rec room (which could be converted into 2

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Maison Container Lille is a Bold Industrial Home Made of 8 Shipping Containers in France

Maison Container Lille is a Bold Industrial Home Made of 8 Shipping Containers in France

Maison Container Lille is composed of 8 standard shipping containers stacked on top of each other in a staggered arrangement. The exterior was painted a vibrant cherry red and the interior features bright

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India’s Bharathi Antarctic Research Station is Made From 134 Prefab Containers

India’s Bharathi Antarctic Research Station is Made From 134 Prefab Containers

Any building destined for Antarctica's frigid frontier has to be really tough so Bof Architekten built India's massive Bharathi Research Station out of 134 rugged, prefab containers. Restricted by extreme

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Alterra Beach Resort Uses Shipping Containers For Private Glamping Cabins

Alterra Beach Resort Uses Shipping Containers For Private Glamping Cabins

Pinamar is a beach resort located about 350 kilometers south-east of Buenos Aires and the landscape is predominantly filled with dense pine woods. Originally, the resort was an art gallery and the funky

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Starbucks Opens New Reclamation Drive Thru Made From Recycled Shipping Containers

Starbucks Opens New Reclamation Drive Thru Made From Recycled Shipping Containers

Inspiration for the shipping container drive thru came from the company's use of the containers to ship their coffee and tea from sources around the world. Rather than let the containers wallow after

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Frisch vom Dach To Convert Former Berlin Malt Factory Into a Rooftop Aquaponics Farm!

Frisch vom Dach To Convert Former Berlin Malt Factory Into a Rooftop Aquaponics Farm!

Community gardens are already very popular in Berlin, but a group of agro-entrepreneurs is planning to take urban farming to the next level in the German capital. A team of three Berliners is planning to

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Freight Farms Allow Anyone to Grow Food Anywhere in Recycled Shipping Containers

Freight Farms Allow Anyone to Grow Food Anywhere in Recycled Shipping Containers

The Boston-based founders of Freight Farms have found an urban farming solution that can work anywhere and for just about anyone. These amazing recycled shipping containers are outfitted with climate and

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World’s First Exhibit on Container Architecture Curated by Jure Kotnik Lands in Seattle

World’s First Exhibit on Container Architecture Curated by Jure Kotnik Lands in Seattle

Jure Kotnik, an architect based out of Slovenia, is most well known for his recent book called Container Architecture as well as a number of completed cargotecture projects. The traveling architecture

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IOU: Artist Erects Red, White and Blue Shipping Container Installation to Protest US Debt

IOU: Artist Erects Red, White and Blue Shipping Container Installation to Protest US Debt

We've seen shipping containers transformed into a source of disaster relief for stranded Haitians, an awesome studio in San Antonio, and even a temporary classroom – but this is the first time we’ve

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New Zealand on Screen Uses Recycled Shipping Containers & Caravans to Show Off Kiwi Films

New Zealand on Screen Uses Recycled Shipping Containers & Caravans to Show Off Kiwi Films

Brightly painted and decorated with classic film moments, the two sets of converted shipping container lounges sit on wharfs in Aukland and Wellington. Inside, visitors can learn about and watch classic

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Stockbox Grocers to Convert Shipping Containers into Local Grocery Stores in Food Deserts

Stockbox Grocers to Convert Shipping Containers into Local Grocery Stores in Food Deserts

Stockbox's grand vision is to have stores located in urban deserts so that residents have somewhere within walking or biking distance to buy fresh food. There's no need to build a giant grocery store - a

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